Ted Byfield: The real dangers of its sex clubs which the government doesn’t discuss
The sex lives of Alberta’s seven to seventeen-year-olds went back onto the front pages again recently. Jason Kenney, architect of the newly-formed United Conservative Party and candidate for its leadership, declared that if any student applied to join one of the school “sex clubs,” a Conservative government would inform the parents. (Unless, he added, child abuse was known to exist in the family.)
Much “hurtful” language descended upon him from the Left. In laying such an obligation on the government, and bestowing such an authority on parents, said David Eggen, the minister of Education, Kenney was clearly “an extremist.” Several Leftist publications went further. They said Kenney was “outing” these students.
The use of that word is significant. In this context, “to out” somebody or something means to make it public. Thus, in the view of the government, to tell the parent, is to tell the world. So the student’s parents are like the people who pass him on the street. Nobodies. Maybe even enemies. His only real and dependable friend is Government. That’s the lesson. The kid would have to be more than half loony to believe it, of course, but apparently that doesn’t prevent it from becoming the central mindset of our socialist rulers.
The “safety” of the child is uppermost in the government’s mind, says the minister. He means safety, not just from the perceived dangers of the parent, but also from the common ridicule of the mob. Jeers like “fag, fairy, fruit, pansy” have their equivalents in every language of humanity. (My mother, by the way, never referred to homosexuals as “pansies,” not because she didn’t like the word, but because she could never remember the flower. She kept calling them “geraniums,” which confused people and left all but the immediate family wondering what on earth she was talking about. I recall her once telling a circle of people, “He walks like a geranium, you know.” Dead silence followed.
… if you care for your children and grandchildren, you will forward this column to all the parents and grandparents you know.
However, the Left has now embarked on the creation, through the Department of Education, of a new kind of society with a new kind of human being who won’t talk or think this way. It is a noble endeavour, with no chance whatever of success. As the government prohibits one set of words, the inventive among us will simply come up with a new set, infinitely worse than their predecessors. So the victims will long to go back to the good old days when they were pansies.
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